Keeping up with the supply and demand is what we should be improving for our peers. Sustainable agriculture is the production of animal and plant products, food, and fiber using methods in ways where the environment is also being protected, public health is being preserved and the care of human communities and animal safety is being looked after. Preserving the environment is practiced by raising crops and animals by not relying on harsh chemical pesticides and the use of synthetic fertilizers. It is much better for our generation to have sustainable farming because growing fruits and vegetable on sustainable farms makes it safer for us to consume, and also for the surrounding areas. This helps conserve a strong ecosystem and healthy lifestyle for all human beings.
Abused soils usually require a lot more fertilization applications to produce high yields. The quality of soil can be enhanced in many different ways, such as leaving the residue of crops inside the field after harvest, plowing, or adding animal manure or composted plants. Another sustainable agriculture technique is called cover crops. Cover crops is when farmers have plants growing in the soil at all times because it helps suppress weeds, it prevents soil erosion, reduces the need for chemical inputs such as fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides, and it enhances the soil quality
Agroforestry is defined as an integrated approach of using the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and livestock. It combines agricultural and forestry technologies to create more diverse, productive, profitable, healthy and sustainable land-use systems (Umrani et al. 2010). One particular type of agroforestry that would be beneficial if implemented in El Salvador is silvopastoral systems. This system have been successful in Central America focusing on utilizing woody perennial plants in pastures to improve cattle nutrition in dry season and help mitigate damage of overgrazing delicate grasses (Ibrahim et al., 2001).
Fertilizers help the growth of crops so you end up with a bigger production. Chemical fertilizers like ammonium sulphate, urea, calcium, and nitrate are used for the better production of crops so that they can grow healthier Chemists have to ensure that these fertilizers they produce will not only be effective in the growth of the plant but they also have to be nontoxic due to the fact that the plant ususally fruits or vegetables will be consumed by people. Once the soil is prepped and the plant is growing, farmers very often e... ... middle of paper ... ...s in their environment. ( )The sciences of chemicals are involved in the production, protection, and use of crops and livestock all over the United States. ( ) Now there are even some types of chemicals that increase the production rate of livestock.
Due to long term of leasing of land, the farmers might not be able get maximum profit from the farm. The problem of getting vital information to get a fertile land to plant In conclusion, the major objective of the farmers is to improve his stony and shallow soil. The outcome of the cover crops benefited plant species to access the full soil profile and plants species with deep tap roots and can potentially help to add to compacted soil. Second Method: Crop rotation and
There has also been increase in cost of production, and deterioration of quality of food. For this reason, there has been a trend globally to move in the direction of sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protects the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare. The practice raises crop and livestock causing least inflict on environment and maintain ecological balance. Agricultural production is needed to meet the food requirement in terms of quantity and quality of present growing population at affordable price and keep the natural resources sustainable to meet the demand of food for future population.
In order for CA to be effective, it requires careful planning of crop rotations, new approaches to weed control and pest management and range of other precision farming skills. Once the CA is stabilized, it will be more manageable and productive than conventional agriculture. This system ahs also been adapted for vegetables and root crops. As far the climate is concerned it is only unsuccessful in arid areas with extreme water shortages and low production of organic matter. In chapter 6 they discuss a technique that is similar to CA which is conservation tillage which sets out to reduce erosion by maximizing the amount of crop residue that is left on the soil surface and by maintaining soil structure useful to infiltration rather than runoff.
They take pride in caring for the land, water and natural resources in several ways. One way is by using cover crops which are plants grown to protect the soil and put healthy nutrients back into it, while slowing erosion, controlling pests, and increasing organic matter. They also use crop rotation by planting different crops in the same field but during different times. This keeps the land fertile because not all of the nutrients are being used with each crop. Buffer zones are another technique farmers use to plant strips of vegetation between the fields and bodies of water to keep the soil out of the water source.
The students prefer organic farming because of the following reason. First, organic farming is environment friendly. It improves the general condition of the soil and promotes biodiversity. One of the methods in organic farming is the natural fertilizers where the farmer uses cow manure and chicken dung and other animal manure for fertilizer. Application of organic materials attracts lot of small organisms such as termites, insects, earthworms, bugs, etc.
Sustainable crop production is a way of growing or raising food in an ecologically and ethically responsible manner. FThis includes adhering to agricultural and food production practices that do not harm the environment, that provide fair treatment to workers, and that support and sustain local communities. FSustainable crop production is in contrast to industrial crop production, G which generally relies upon monocropping (growing only one crop in a large area of land), intensive application of commercial fertilizers, heavy use of pesticides, and other inputs that are damaging to the environment, to communities, and to farm workers. In addition, sustainable crop production practices can lead to higher yields over time, with less need